CofC gets win in season dedicated to Jackson Moore

Cougars host 8th Annual Briar’s

Creek Invitational

The College of Charleston men’s golf team, which has dedicated its season to former teammate Jackson Moore, who passed away in November, picked up a big win in March at the Colleton River Collegiate. Three CofC golfers finished in the top 10 individually and the College of Charleston outplayed the field for a two-stroke victory.

“It was a tough course, and after everything we have gone through this year, it just shows that we have a group of fighters. This is a special team and I am proud to coach them,” said CofC Head Coach Mark McEntire.

It marked the program’s second regular-season tournament victory over the last two years under head coach Mark McEntire. The Cougars previously won the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational in their 2015 spring opener.

CofC carded a three-round score of 891 (+27) including a final-round 302 to edge No. 42-ranked Memphis with an 893 (+29). No. 45 and host Michigan State was third (+31), North Texas fourth (+33), Cincinnati fifth (+45), Connecticut sixth (+46), Miami (Ohio) seventh (+51), Xavier eighth (+53), Bowling Green ninth (+59), Ball State 10th (+68), Rutgers 11th (+74) and Toledo 12th (+81).

Three golfers finished in the Top 10 individually including junior Philip Oweida (Charlotte, N.C.), who finished third overall at 3-over par (75-71-73—219). Junior Parker Derby (Columbus, Ga.) shot the lowest-round among the Cougars with a first-round 70 and tied for fourth at 4-over, while junior William Rainey (Charlotte, N.C.) tied for seventh at 5-over.

“Phil (Oweida) had the best week of the year for us,” McEntire said. “We are super proud of him as well as William (Rainey) and Parker (Derby). We didn’t get off to a great start this morning and were behind the eight ball. With the lead down to one, Phil made a birdie on 14 and Parker made birdies on 15 and 16 to give us the space to win.

“Our goal coming into this tournament was to be ranked in the Top 50, and hopefully, we will make the jump from No. 56. I’m super proud of our guys.”

CSU Women runner-up at Samford

Charleston Southern had four golfers in the top 10 and earned a second place finish in the Samford Women’s Intercollegiate. The team was led by Bella Johnson who finished second among individuals. Emelie Flink and Shelby Thompson tied for 9th, and Milleina Ohara, competing as an individual, was 8th.


CofC Men’s Team

Colleton River Collegiate, Bluffton

Colleton Plantation Dye Course, 7,297 yards

1 CofC 297-292-302–891

3 Phillip Oweida 75-71-73–219

T4 Parker Derby 70-76-74–220

T7 William Rainey 75-71-75–221

T34 Anthony Gabriele 77-74-80–231

T84 John Jonas 81-80-88–249


The Schenkel, Forest Heights CC, Statesboro, GA

11 CofC 280-289-285–854

T7 Parker Derby 66-72-69–207

T21 William Rainey 68-71-72–211

T25 Anthony Gabriele 68-71-73–212

72John Jonas 78-75-71–224

T80 Phillip Oweida 78-75-78–231


CofC Women’s Team

Edwin Watts / Kiawah Island Spring Classic

Osprey Point Golf Club

3 CofC 290-299-295–884

T7 Laura Fuenfstueck 70-76-71–217

T13 Morgan Webber 73-73-74–220

T26 Louise Olsson 72-75-77–224

T42 Victoria Drechsler 77-75-75–227

T79 Mary Chandler Bryan 75-81-75–231


UNF Collegiate

Jacksonville Golf and Country Club

T3 CofC team 301-296-303–900

T8 Laura Fuenfstueck 75-75-71–221

T8 Morgan Webber 74-74-73–221

T21 Mary Chandler Bryan 75-76-76–227

T50 Victoria Drechsler 77-73-83–233

T81 Louise Olsson 82-74-88–244


Briar’s Creek Invitational

The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek, Johns Island

T14 CofC 300-290-307–897

T13 Laura Fuenfstueck 72-69-75–217

T32 Mary Chandler Bryan 75-69-77–221

T70 Louise Olsson 76-76-77–229

T73 Morgan Webber 77-76-77–230

84 Victoria Drechsler 78-78-78–234


CSU Men’s Team

All-American Intercollegiate, Houston, Tx

7 Charleston Southern 298-293-294–885

6 Austin James 73-70-70–213

14 R.J. Keur 67-76-73–216

56 Jake Ezell 78-74-77–229

68 Taylor Zoller 84-73-74–231

89 David Eller 80-84-88–252


General Hackler Chanpionship

Myrtle Beach (The Dunes Club)

8 Charleston Southern 290-291-287–868

3 Austin James 71-70-68–209

T5 R.J. Keur 70-71-70–211

T52 Jake Ezell 74-74-76–224

T68 Clayton Gregory 75-76-79–230

T71 Taylor Zoller 82-77-73–232


CSU Women’s Team

Edwin Watts Spring Challenge, Kiawah Island

T14 Charleston Southern 314-300-298–912

T28 Shelby Thompson 75-76-74–225

T53 Hayley McNeill 80-75-73–228

T53 Emelie Flink 80-71-77–228

T79 Hannah Barger 79-78-74–231


UNF Collegiate, Jacksonville FL

16 Charleston Southern 321-308-307–936

T26 Emelie Flink 78-75-75–228

T46 Hayley McNeill 79-79-74–232

T60 Shelby Thompson 81-75-80–236

T74 Hannah Barger 83-79-78–240

T86 Savannah Hallman 86-83-80–249


Samford Intercollegiate

Greystone Golf and Country Club, Birmingham

2 Charleston Southern 301-293-307–901

2 Bella Johnson 71-72-73–216

8 Milleina Ohara 80-72-75–227

T9 Shelby Thompson 77-71-80–228

T9 Emelie Flink 77-75-76–228

T19 Hayley McNeill 78-75-78–231

T24 Hannah Barger 76-77-81–234